Michael Tse

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Michael Tse
Michael Tse close up.jpg
Michael in dance costume
Chinese name 謝天華 (traditional)
Chinese name 谢天华 (simplified)
Pinyin Xiè Tiánhuá (Mandarin)
Jyutping ze6 tin1 waa4 (Cantonese)
Birth name Tse Hing Wah
謝興華 (Traditional)
谢兴华 (Simplified)
Xiè Xīnghuá (Mandarin)
ze6 hing3 waa4 (Cantonese)
Born (1967-07-15) 15 July 1967 (age 47)
Hong Kong
Other name(s) Laughing Gor
Occupation Actor, singer, dancer
Genre(s) Cantopop
Years active 1985-present
Spouse(s) Tina Lee Tin Yan (2005-present)
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tse.

Michael Tse Tin-wah (born (1967-07-15)15 July 1967) is a Hong Kong TVB actor.

Background[edit]

Michael Tse graduated from TVB's Dance Training Class and worked with TVB as a dancer for five years. He then left TVB and formed a boy band group called 風火海 (Wind Fire Sea) with Jordan Chan and Jason Chu. Two CDs were then released in 1994 and 1995 accordingly by the boy band group.

In 1996's Young and Dangerous(古惑仔), Tse acted as a character called "Tai Tin Yee" in the triad genre. The film was a huge success, which led to nine sequels and spinoffs before the series concluded in 2000. The boy band group was dismissed later then.

Tse participated Hong Kong's first modern musical Snow.Wolf.Lake (雪狼湖) in 1997. In 1998, Tse participated in the TV series A Kindred Spirit and officially becoming a TVB artist/ television actor. He was featured as the important supporting actor in many TV dramas like Detective Investigation Files (1999), Virtues of Harmony (2001–2003, 2003–2005) and Legal Entanglement (2002).

Breakout role[edit]

His breakout role was that of Man King Leung in the TVB drama series La Femme Desperado(2006), which gained him his popularity with the audience. In 2007, he was cast as the leading role of Ho Yee in the TV series Best Bet.

Also in 2007, he participated in the joint partnership production between TVB and Henan TV spinoff of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing (舞動奇跡), and was the winner. Other TVB participants included Joe Ma (馬德鐘), Carlo Ng (吳家樂), Mandy Cho (曹敏莉), Sharon Chan (陳敏之), Sonija Kwok (郭羨妮), Shirley Yeung(楊思琦), and others totaling a group of 5 females and 5 males competing against the 5 females and 5 males from the Henan TV side.

Laughing Gor[edit]

His performance as gangster "Laughing Gor" in E.U. became a breakout character. His Role "Laughing Gor" became very popular with netizens and audiences of E.U.. Due to his popularity, a prequel/spin-off film of E.U. featuring "Laughing Gor", entitled Turning Point, was produced.

Continuing popularity enabled the production of a 30-episode sequel series, Lives of Omission, in 2011 and a film sequel titled Turning Point 2 began filming in October 2011 and was released on 29 December 2011. Lives of Omission also won the TVB Anniversary Award for Best Drama at the 2011 TVB Anniversary Awards.

Departing TVB for a second time[edit]

After the arrival of rival broadcasters Hong Kong Television Network, many TVB stars went on to join HKTV. After months of speculation whether Michael was going to join his former celebrities, he decided to not to renew his contract with TVB which expired on 30th June.[1] Michael insists talks were amicable and will continue his working relationship with TVB as there will be more opportunities in the future.

Since announcing his departure with TVB, Michael has openly expressed his disappointment in not winning the best TVB actor award 2011 with his breakout role, Laughing Gor, which led many to believe the main reason why Michael did not extend his contract. Rumors speculated that he would join either Eric Tsang or Ricky Wong promotional company but instead Michael set up his own company, The Laughing Workshop, in order to focus on more the Mainland market.[2]

Controversy[edit]

In December 2008, Michael Tse was involved in a car accident in the West Harbour Crossing and was arrested for drunk driving after an alcohol content examination. On 11 March 2009, he was found guilty at Eastern Magistracy and is sentenced to six weeks imprisonment with one year probation and fined $9500. His driving license was also suspended for eighteen months.[3]

Filmography[edit]

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role TVB Anniversary Awards Notes
1995 A Kindred Spirit
真情
Lo Sang Mun
羅生門 (Simon)
1998 Time Off
生命有TAKE2
Mak Sai Ho
麥世豪 (Thomas)
Moments of Endearment
外父唔怕做
Lee Chun Fai
李俊輝
1999 Detective Investigation Files IV
刑事偵緝檔案IV
Lau Sai Cheung
劉世昌
Anti-Crime Squad
反黑先鋒
Turbo
Face to Face
雙面伊人
Mok Yat Ming
莫一鳴
Dragon Love
人龍傳說
Liu Dai Pang
雷大鵬
Witness to a Prosecution
洗冤錄
Sit Dan
薛丹
2001 Virtues of Harmony
皆大歡喜
Kam Yuet
金月
At Point Blank
婚姻乏術
Chan Siu Ming
陳小明
Screen Play
娛樂反斗星
Lam Kwong Cheung
藍廣昌
2002 Legal Entanglement
法網伊人
Yeung Ming
楊明 (Joe)
Love and Again
駁命老公追老婆
Lau Fuk Wing
劉福榮
2003 Virtues of Harmony II
皆大歡喜II
Kam Yuet
金月 (Marco)
2005 The Zone
奇幻潮
Michael Appeared in ep.8 "I Love You" (我愛你)
2006 La Femme Desperado
女人唔易做
Man King Leung
文景良 (Ah Man)
Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actor
Nominated - TVB Award for My Favourite Male Character
Nominated - TVB Award for Most Improved Male Artiste (Top 5)
2007 Best Bet
迎妻接福
Ho Yee
賀義
The Slicing of the Demon
凶城計中計
Sui Yu Chun
水如塵
The Family Link
師奶兵團
Fong Yim Jo
方彥祖 (Joe)
Nominated - TVB Award for Best Actor
Nominated - TVB Award for My Favourite Male Character
Word Twisters' Adventures
鐵咀銀牙
Fong Tong Keng
方唐鏡
2008 The Money-Maker Recipe
師奶股神
Wong Chi Chung
黃子聰
Nominated - TVB Award for My Favourite Male Character (Top 5)
2009 E.U.
學警狙擊
Leung Siu Tong / Laughing
梁笑棠 / Laughing哥
Ming Pao Anniversary Award for My Most Supportive Performance
TVB Award for Best Supporting Actor
My AOD Favourite Awards for My Favorite Classic Role (5-Year Anniversary Special Award)
Nominated - TVB Award for My Favourite Male Character (Top 5)
You're Hired
絕代商驕
Ngon Jo Lin
安祖連 (Johnny)
2010 Cupid Stupid
戀愛星求人
Koon Sing Ho
官星皓 (Jeff)
Warehoused overseas
My Better Half
老公萬歲
Ching Yee
程義
Nominated - TVB Award for Best Supporting Actor
2011 The Rippling Blossom
魚躍在花見
Yue Chi Hiu
魚至囂
Relic of an Emissary
洪武三十二
Ngo Siu-fung
敖笑風
Lives of Omission
潛行狙擊
Leung Siu Tong / Laughing Gor
梁笑棠 / Laughing哥
My AOD Favourites for My Favourite Drama Character (1 of 15)
My AOD Favourites for My Favourite On Screen Couple (shared with Fala Chen)
My AOD Favourites for My Favourite Drama Theme Song
Beijing Youku Drama Awards for Best Actor of the Year (HK/Taiwan)
Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for Best Actor (Top 5)
Nominated - TVB Anniversary Award for My Favourite Male Character (Top 5)
Nominated - My AOD Favourites for Best Actor (Top 5)
Nominated - Ming Pao Anniversary Award for Outstanding Actor in Television
2012 L'Escargot
缺宅男女
Ko Wang Chim
高宏瞻 (Jim)
Sergeant Tabloid
女警愛作戰
Lam Yat Yat
藍一一 (Gordon, A1)
My AOD Favourites for My Favourite Drama Character (1 of 15)
Nominated - My AOD Favourites for Best Actor (Top 12)
Friendly Fire
法網狙擊
Kam Cho Chan
甘祖贊 (Jay, JJ)
2013 Hero
《英雄》
King Goujian of Yue
越王勾踐
Mainland series
Sniper Standoff
神槍狙擊2013
Lee Ho Yeung
李浩陽

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Dead Curse
猛鬼迫人
1994 The Other Side of the Sea
海角危情
1995 The Blade
Skeleton
The Golden Girls
山水有相逢
actor
1996 Young and Dangerous
古惑仔之人在江湖
Tai Tin Yee
大天二
Young and Dangerous 2
古惑仔2之猛龍過江
Tai Tin Yee
大天二
Young and Dangerous 3
古惑仔3之隻手遮天
Tai Tin Yee
大天二
Street of Fury
龍虎砵蘭街
Fu
Tri-Star
大三元
passerby laughing at Qiang
Feel 100%, Once More
百分百岩Feel
Galinano
Best of the Best
飛虎雄心2傲氣比天高
Hommie Chu Ka Choi
Growing Up
人細鬼大
Michael Fung
1997 Young and Dangerous 4
97古惑仔戰無不勝
Tai Tin Yee
大天二
Those Were the Days
精裝難兄難弟
man with lighter in Ku Wak Chai movie
Whatever Will Be, Will Be
迷失樂園
The Peeping Tom
赤足驚魂
Inspector Ken Cheng
1998 The Storm Riders
風雲雄霸天下
Frost
秦霜
Rape Trap
強姦陷阱
Leung Chun Wah
You Light Up My Life
想見妳
Tony
Shed No Tears
男兒血淚
Love & Let Love!
生死戀
Cliff's buddy
Troublesome Night 3
陰陽路之升棺發財
Daviv
Fatal Desire
野性任務
1999 I.C. Kill
網上怪談之兇靈對話
Jim Cheung
My Loving Trouble 7
我愛777
Steven
The H.K. Triad
O記三合會檔案
The Young Ones
監獄風雲之少年犯
Fat B
The Masked Prosecutor
夜叉
Wan Chi Lin
2000 Return to Dark
改正歸邪
Blondie
And I Hate You So
小親親
Dog owner in Antique shop
Those Were the Days...
友情歲月之山雞故事
Tai Tin Yee
大天二
Spin-off to Young and Dangerous franchise
Conspiracy
赤裸紅唇
Andy Yeung
Born to Be King
勝者為王
Michael
Twilight Garden
幽谷約會
Wah
阿華
Queenie & King the Lovers
Q畸戀人
Shun
2001 The Final Winner
古惑仔之出位
Wong Po
The Losers' Club
廢柴同盟
Chiu
Devil Eye
我真係見到鬼
Killing End
殺科
So Wai Fai
Bullets of Love
不死情謎
cop shot in the street
2002 Black Mask 2: City of Masks
黑俠 II
Iguana (Cantonese voice)
Women From Mars
當男人變成女人
Gangster in hell
2003 The Secret Society - Boss
江湖篇之大佬
Lee Sir
李Sir
The Princess of Temple Street
廟街公主
Kidnap the Wrong Person
綁錯義嫂著錯草
Nonsense
2004 Cow Unbowed
誓不低頭
Ko Fung
Who is the Next Boss
新一代接班人之殺戮江湖
2005 Set Up
凶男寡女
Ted
The Sequence of Underground
街頭風雲之地下秩序
Tak
2009 Turning Point
Laughing Gor之變節
Leung Siu Tong / Laughing Gor
梁笑棠 / Laughing哥
2010 72 Tenants of Prosperity
72家租客
Laughing Gor
Laughing哥
Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf: The Tiger Prowess
喜羊羊與灰太狼之虎虎生威
Big Big Wolf (Cantonese voice)
灰太狼 (粵語版配音)
Kung Fu Hip-Hop 2
精舞門2
Ran Qiu
冉秋
2011 I Love Hong Kong
我愛HK開心萬歲
87 Gang leader
87年江湖大佬
Moon Castle: The Space Adventure
喜羊羊與灰太狼之兔年頂呱呱
Big Big Wolf (Cantonese voice)
灰太狼 (粵語版配音)
The Fortune Buddies
勁抽福祿壽
Brother Wah
華哥
Turning Point 2
Laughing Gor之潛罪犯
Leung Siu Tong / Laughing Gor
梁笑棠 / Laughing哥
2013 I Love Hong Kong 2013
2013我愛HK 恭喜發財
Ha Sek Sam (Youth)
夏石森(青年)
Badges of Fury
不二神探
Yao Yi Wei
姚一偉
Buddy Cops
神獸巴打
Leung Siu Tong / Laughing Gor
梁笑棠 / Laughing哥
Awaiting release
2014 Golden Brother
2015 Hustle
迷城
Filming

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Film and TV series theme songs[edit]

  • I Decide (我話事), theme song for Young and Dangerous (1996)
  • Blade Light Sword Shadow (刀光劍影) with Ekin Cheng, sub theme song for Young and Dangerous (1996)
  • 100% Girl (百分之百的女孩), sub theme song for Young and Dangerous (1996)
  • Confidant Myself (知己 自己) with Ekin Cheng, theme song for Young and Dangerous 2 (1996)
  • Cunning (古古惑惑) with Jason Chu and Jerry Lamb, sub theme song for Young and Dangerous 2 (1996)
  • Love Today Went Through (愛情今天經過), sub theme song for Growing Up (1996)
  • The Era of Eating and Drinking (吃喝時代), theme song for God of Cookery (1999)
  • Black and White Rhythm (黑白變奏) with Ron Ng and Sammul Chan, theme song for E.U. (2009).
  • Savour (細味), theme song for The Season of Fate (2010).
  • A Man's Diary (大丈夫日記) with Michael Miu, theme song for My Better Half (2010).
  • I Will Wait For You (我等你) with Kate Tsui, sub theme song for Relic of an Emissary (2011).
  • Walk Alone (獨行), theme song for Lives of Omission (2011)
  • Center Point (中心點) with Niki Chow, theme song for Sergeant Tabloid (2012)
  • Return Heart (還心) with Ma Zihan, theme song for Hero (2012)
  • Seemingly Imaginary Life (疑幻人生) with Sammy Leung, theme song for Friendly Fire (2012)
  • life of Attack (狙擊人生), theme song for Sniper Standoff (2013)

References[edit]

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Awards and achievements
TVB Anniversary Awards
Preceded by
Wayne Lai
for The Gentle Crackdown II
Best Supporting Actor
2009
for E.U.
Succeeded by
Evergreen Mak
for No Regrets
Power Academy Awards
Preceded by
Tavia Yeung
for Moonlight Resonance
Performance Power Award
2009
for E.U.
Succeeded by
Charmaine Sheh
for Can't Buy Me Love